MSDE Approved Foreign Transcript Evaluation Agencies

​The Maryland State Department of Education does not have the resources to determine degree and course credit equivalencies from institutions outside the United States or to translate foreign credentials. Credits from institutions in other countries shall be evaluated for comparability of degree and course work by an independent agency authorized to analyze foreign credentials. A course-by-course evaluation using original documents is required. 

In addition to the list below, agencies that hold membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. are recognized by MSDE.

Below is a list of agencies designated by the Maryland State Department of Education to provide this service. The following private agencies provide foreign credential evaluation services for varying fees:

​Agency Name
​Contact
​Website
Center for Applied Research Evaluation & Education  P. O. Box 18358 Anaheim, CA 92817 
Phone: 714-237-9272 
www.iescaree.com
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. 
​P.O. Box 541070 Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470 
Phone: 414-289-3400
www.ece.org
​Education Evaluators International, Inc. 
11 S Angell St #348 Providence, RI 02906 
Phone: 401-521-5340 
www.educei.com
​Evaluation Service, Inc. 
​333 W. North Ave. #284 Chicago, IL 60610 
Phone: 847-477-8569 
www.evaluationservice.net
​Educational Perspectives 
​P.O. Box 618056 Chicago, IL 60661-8056 
Phone: 312-421-9300
www.edperspective.org
​Educational Records Evaluation Service,Inc. 
​601 University Ave. Suite 127 Sacramento, CA 95825-6738 
Phone: 916-921-0790 
www.eres.com
​FACS, Inc. Foreign Academic Credentials Service, Inc. 
​P.O Box 400 Glen Carbon, IL 62034 
Phone: 618-656-5292
​www.facsusa.com
​Foundation for International Service, Inc. 
​14926 35th Avenue West, Suite 210 Lynnwood, WA 98097 
Phone: 425-248-2255 
www.fis-web.com
​International Consultants of Delaware, Inc. 
​P.O. Box 8629 Philadelphia, PA 19101-8629 or 3600 Market Street,
Suite 450 Philadelphia, PA 19104-2651 
Phone: 215-222-8454 ext.603 
​http://www.icdeval.com
​International Education Research Foundation, Inc.
​P.O. Box 3665 Culver City, CA 90231-3665 
Phone: 310-258-9451 
www.ierf.org
​Institute of Foreign Credentialing Services
​12 Cedar Street 
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 
Phone: 914-693-2840 
https://ifcsevals.com
​Scholaro, Inc. (formally Foreign Credits, Inc.) 
​29 E. Madison St. Suite 1005
Chicago, IL 60602 
Phone: 224-521-0170 
www.scholaro.com
​SpanTran Educational Services, Inc. 
​7211 Regency Square Blvd. Suite 205 Houston, TX 77036-3197 
Phone: 713-266-8805 
​https://spantran.com
World Education Services. Inc. 
Bowling Green Station P.O. Box 5087
New York, NY 10274-5087 
Phone: 212-966-6311 
www.wes.org